Hospice is compassionate patient centered approach to medical care and support for you and your loved ones during end of life. We help you and your family focus on maintaining quality of life while providing you the freedom to live life with dignity remaining as comfortable and pain free as possible. Hospice provides a team approach to address your medical, emotional, social and spiritual care at end of life. Your hospice team includes:
Home Health Aides
In addition, Guardian Angels Elim Home Care and Hospice is a We Honor Veterans program provider, recognizing the unique needs of Veterans and their families at end of life.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is hospice?
A: Hospice is a special way of caring for people at the end of life. The ministry is all about CARE instead of CURE.
Q: What is the goal of hospice?
A: The goal of hospice is to focus on quality of life for the dying person so they and the family can make the most of the remaining time they have.
Q: What does hospice offer?
A: Hospice offers excellent pain and symptom control as well as emotional and spiritual support for the dying person and their family.
Q: How does a family qualify for hospice?
A: To quality for hospice the person’s doctor must say they have a terminal illness with months, instead of years, to live. Hospice is not limited to people with cancer.
Anyone with a life-limiting illness such as heart disease, lung disease, end stage dementia and other chronic diseases can benefit from hospice care.
Q: What services are offered by hospice?
A: The core staff of all hospice programs includes Registered Nurses, Medical Directors, Social Workers and Chaplains. In addition, Home Health Aides assist with bathing and Volunteers are called upon for additional family support.
Q: What qualifications and training does hospice staff have?
A: All hospice staff are licensed/certified and have specialized training in end –of- life care.
Q: How does a family pay for hospice services?
A: Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medical Assistance and most insurance plans. However, hospice does not typically pay for 24-hour care. If the loved one needs round the clock care, family members may need to provide that care or arrange for additional services.
Q: Does a hospice organization need to be certified?
A: Yes. Hospice is licensed and certified by the Minnesota Department of Health. Guardian Angels†Elim Hospice became Medicare certified on November 17, 2005.
Q: What makes Guardian Angels † Elim Hospice unique?
A: Guardian Angels+Elim Hospice is different because we are committed to three “Cs”
Christian Mission – serving in the spirit of Christ’s love with a caring heart and caring hands.
Community Based – all our staff and volunteers live and work in the communities in which we work.
Continuity of Care – part of a family of services providing many levels of care (skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living).
In addition we offer the following:
We Honor Veterans program/provider
Music Therapy, Massage Therapy, or Pet Therapy
Aroma Therapy with Essential oils.